Lately, I’ve taken my DIY laundry techniques up a notch. After all, if I’m giving up harsh chemicals that touch the surfaces in my home, it seems only natural to give up harsh chemicals for clothing—items that actually touch my body.
One of the last remaining DIY laundry methods I’ve put into action is stain removal solutions. Removing perspiration stains can be especially daunting. As with any clothing stain, the best chance of removal occurs when treating the stain right away. Try this DIY Perspiration Stain Remover for effective results.
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- 3 C. Water
- 1 ½ C. White vinegar
- ½ C. Baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. Salt
- 2 Tbsp. Hydrogen peroxide
- 1 Tbsp. Washing soda optional
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- Combine water and white vinegar in large bowl.
- Soak stained clothing in vinegar water for 30 minutes.
- While clothing is soaking, combine remaining ingredients to form a paste.
- Remove clothing from bowl and wring out excess water.
- Lay out clothing on work surface and apply paste to stains.
- Let paste set for 30 minutes.
- Rinse out paste and launder item as usual.
These powerful whitening agents can remove tough to clean perspiration stains and can help increase the life of clothing. Try this DIY Perspiration Stain Remover on all your favorite white shirts!
The above “recipe” will treat the armpit perspiration stains of 1-2 shirts. Double or cut the recipe in half as necessary.
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What laundry DIY tricks do you use to clean perspiration off your favorite whites? Which tips work best for you?
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.